Emily Kubincanek

Emily Kubincanek is a Senior Contributor for Film School Rejects and resident classic Hollywood fan. When she's not writing about old films, she works as a librarian and film archivist. You can find her tweeting about Cary Grant and hockey here: @emilykub_
Ill Be Seeing You

‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ and How Rewarding Sad Christmas Movies Can Be

By Emily Kubincanek 

The best holiday movies take on the realistic struggles of our lives and turn them into heartwarming stories, including ‘I’ll Be Seeing You.’

The Mortal Storm James Stewart

Once Untimely, ‘The Mortal Storm’ Proves Timeless Years Later

By Emily Kubincanek 

While critics and audiences thought it was untimely in 1940, the themes it explores have proved to be timeless as years have passed.

Its A Wonderful Life Stewart

The Evolution of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Over 75 Years

By Emily Kubincanek 

Many people know it began as a flop and became a classic, but there is much more to the story of Frank Capra’s holiday staple.

The Reckless Moment Joan Bennett

The Suspense of Domesticity in Max Ophüls’ ‘The Reckless Moment’

By Emily Kubincanek 

This lesser-known film noir starring Joan Bennett depicts how overwhelming being a woman and a mother was during the mid-20th century — and within a genre usually reserved for men.

No Way Out Sidney Poitier

‘No Way Out’ and the Best of “Social Message” Film Noir

By Emily Kubincanek 

Sidney Poitier’s first big role was also the film that finally showed America just how ugly their racist ideals really were.

The Uninvited 1944

The Original Ghostly Thrills of ‘The Uninvited’

By Emily Kubincanek 

Everyone loves a good ghost story. You have this film to thank for their popularity in cinema today.

Madam Satan

The Flop that Ruined Musicals for Cecil B. DeMille

By Emily Kubincanek 

We look at the 1930 film ‘Madam Satan’ — where it fails and where it accidentally succeeds.

Johnny Eager

Romance, Crime, and Queer-coding in ‘Johnny Eager’

By Emily Kubincanek 

The queer storyline and fascinating lives of the lead actors set this film apart from other crime romances before and since.

Tcm Rebrand

The Turner Classic Movies Rebrand Signals a Bright Future for Old Movies

By Emily Kubincanek 

TCM adopts a new look that matches recent efforts to modernize how we see old movies.